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July 23, 2009

I’ll Have The Soup

'Excuse me waiter, but there's a condom in my soup.' These aren't necessarily Zednek Phillip Hodousek exact words, but it is exactly what he claims happened. Mr. Hodousek and his family were having dinner at Claim Jumper restaurant in Mission Viejo, Califoria on Easter Sunday this year. He ordered french onion soup, which is served with melted cheese over it. Upon feeling a 'chewy piece of cheese' in his mouth which he couldn't bite through, he spit it on to a napkin. According to the suit filed on July 21, 2009 it was not cheese, it was a tied off condom. According to Mr. Hodousek he was sick in the restroom and again in the parking lot. Staff was notified and their meal was comped. Taking the offending item to a lab Mr.Hodousek claims female DNA was recovered and wants female staff at the restaurant tested for a possible match. The spokesperson for Claim Jumper says that, yes there was a foreign object in the soup, but as Mr. Hodousek took it with him there is no way to know it is the same one taken to the lab. So the lawsuit goes on...
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2009 | Comments (6)

The TreeSpirit Project

Naked people in trees: two great things that go great together...?

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Nature, Photography and Photographers, Nudism

Pimp My Garage?

You may not be able to afford that "West Coast Customs" look for your ride, but how about the garage where you leave it?

image are offering a range of self adhesive garage-door covers that depict the contents of your garage as everything from a fighter jet to a strip joint. There's even one showing it to be completely empty. So if you fancy having an alligator, a speedboat or even a metro station in your garage, have just the thing for you (Daily Mail).
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Design and Designers, Graphics, Motor Vehicles, Cars

July 22, 2009

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 34

Unfortunately a lot of the old nintendo systems don't work anymore, but thanks to people modding players for them we can still enjoy them. The weirdest mod I have found is the Super Nintoaster created by This would be good to have as long as you don't mix it up with a real toaster and accidentally burn your favourite SNES game.

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Wed Jul 22, 2009 | Comments (3)

Wrongly Jailed, Wrongly Un-Jailed, Wrongly Un-Fined, Plus Doo-Doo Wrongly Worshiped

News of the Weird / Pro Edition
July 20, 2009 (news from July 11-18)

The Law Gives It to Frank Hatley Up the Wazoo
He was finally released from jail Wednesday, so at least he has that going for him. He'd been there a year, for falling short in paying off a dumb child-support order. He's not the daddy. He conscientiously made payments for 13 years after he and the momma split, sometimes at great hardship since he was homeless. In 2000, a court said he could stop paying, but it didn't cover the amount he was behind on. Given all the genuine deadbeat fathers still roaming free and rutting, Georgia chose to tighten the screws on Hatley, tossing him in jail last year. So Hatley earnestly paid thousands of dollars that he really didn't have, over 13 yrs, for the child of a ho who couldn't keep track of her inseminators. CNN

The Incarceration Would've Been Interesting
In Canterbury Magistrates Court, former prison guard Gavin Paslow, 39, was sentenced to community service for ripping off the gov't on £3,500 ($5.7k) in benefit claims, which he used for body modifications to become . . the Diablo Defender. If he had gone to prison, he'd already be in trouble as a former guard, but then sooner or later, some inmate with the middle name Wayne would have noticed Gavin's two forehead-implanted horns and his surgically forked tongue. The Sun [Photo? Of course!]

We're Not Weird; You Are!
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press, located in America's ground zero for "New Age," reported the growing discontent of establishment New-Agers for fringe New-Agers. Who belongs? Pagans? Chiropractors? Channelers? Organic farmers? Pet psychics? One NA spiritual center owner: "I have customers who completely believe in fairies [but] will laugh at you if you believe in Bigfoot." (But we're told that "fairies" is not politically correct; it's "nature divas.") [NOTE: I'm told that the reporter probably heard "Nature Deva" and not "nature diva."] On the other hand, at least New-Agers don't have the baggage of believing in virgin birth, turning water into wine, and rising from the dead (much less celebrating it with bunny rabbits). Pioneer Press

Fine Points of the Law (Special "Boomers into Cardiac Arrest" Edition)
Several states [Yr Editor is too lazy to research] have "filial" statutes that track the common law that required adult kids to be responsible for the debts of their parents. A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist reports that several lawyers in Pennsylvania are pushing that state's law to the limit, on behalf of nursing homes and hospitals (but beyond that . . who knows?). And ya can't get out of paying by pointing out that your father deserted you years ago, or that your mom is a lunatic shopper who never took your advice about anything. Philadelphia Inquirer

The Closest America Can Come to This Is the "Inalienable Right" to the "Pursuit of Happiness"
Britain's Nat'l Health Service of Sheffield has released an official wellness-type brochure for students (y'know, fruit and vegetables, exercise, that kind of stuff), that proclaims, and I quote, "[A]n orgasm a day keeps the doctor away." One of the authors reasoned that if we expect kids to delay having intercourse, we oughta give 'em an alternative. Daily Telegraph

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Posted By: Chuck | Date: Wed Jul 22, 2009 | Comments (4)

July 21, 2009

Another New Chocolate

Al Nassma a United Arab Emirates company will soon be exporting a different kind of chocolate in places all over the world. Camel's milk chocolate is manufactured in Dubai. The company has a farm there with 3,000 camels and an on site store selling the chocolate. They also supply some luxury hotels and airlines with the exotic treat. The company has plans to open new Arab markets starting with Saudi Arabia soon. Then they intend to expand to Europe, Japan, and the United States. Al Nassma was established in October of 2008 and hopes to eventually manufacture and sell 100 tons of camel's milk chocolate a year.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2009 | Comments (8)

Insult + Injury

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2009 | Comments (10)
Category: Music, Public Humiliation, Sports

July 20, 2009

Semper Fi

This story is from Father's Day, but too good to pass up.
They say once a Marine always a Marine, and this story sure adds credence to that idea. Chris Everhart, an ex-Marine, was camping with his three sons in Georgia over Father's Day weekend. While cleaning up after dinner one evening they heard a crash. A three hundred pound bear lumbered into their campsite. Chris went for his jeep to grab pots and pans to frighten the bear. He didn't have the chance to get there as his 6 year old son, Logan, tried to scare the bear himself. The bear was not intimidated and advanced on the boy. Kyle, an older brother, started throwing rocks to fend off the animal. Seeing the children threatened Chris reacted. He picked up a log and threw it at the bear, striking it in the head. The bear colapsed dead. How's that for Dad of the Year?
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2009 | Comments (8)

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 33

Years ago cars had lighters in them, now you can have one in your phone. It's called the SB6309 Lighter Phone. It uses the cell phone's battery to light your cigarettes. I don't smoke but if you do, you can buy one here:

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2009 | Comments (8)

Note from Chuck

Ladies and gentlemen, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to take the day off (well . . and the day after this). News of the Weird / Pro Edition for July 20 will be posted Wednesday morning, July 22 (but will still be the post that is based on the news from July 11-18).
Posted By: Chuck | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2009 | Comments (3)
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